Sunday, January 18, 2015

Tag Monday or Sunday for AVJ!

We are having a little TAG fun at A Vintage Journey, so stop on over and have a look at all the talent up on display! There is still time to join in the current challenge, "Use A Portrait" as well.
The background first started with a tag being covered via my fingers with white gesso and when dried I randomly applied Distress Paints Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo. Gave this a mist of water and let the colors run together. Next I used a gorgeous Bird and Bird Cage die that Chris had sent me over Christmas, embossed and highlighted with Pigment Brown Ink.
Next I used Tim's Lattice stencil and applied crackle through it and leaving the Bird Cage untouched. After the crackle dried, I inked over with Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain. The bird was covered in Alcohol Inks and the flowers from my stash were distress with Vintage Photo and highlighted with Treasure Gold as well as touched some of the raised areas of the stencil. Added a crackled branch from Tim's movers and shapers.
Thank you for visiting me today and I have a new camera, so bear with me while I learn all the tricks! I was in a hurry to take this and the outside light was a little bright! Enjoy the week!


23 comments:

Linda R said...

I am LOVING your tag my friend. Looks fabulous.

Hugs~

Shelly Schmidt said...

Delightful tag- loving the colors and the pretty bird charm and those pretty flowers. I have not done the tags for a couple of years, maybe if I get a minute to play, I will have to make one : )

Valerie-Jael said...

Really wonderful tag! Hugs, Valerie

butterfly said...

It's gorgeous, Terry - that birdcage is to die for (sorry!!), and I love the warm colours and inky effects. Fab crackle too!
Alison xx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Very elegant tag Terry...
greetings, Alie :-)

Pam said...

Loving your background on this!!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Just gorgeous Terry! I love the texture in the background and that birdcage is amazing! Wonderfully vintage! hugs :)

Ira Huberts said...

That's one supergorgeous birdcage Terry! You sure created a fab tag with it! Hugs, Ira xox
Ira’s Crea Corner

Astrid Maclean said...

Fantastic tag Terry, - love the stunning background, setting that cage of so beautifully! The metal bird just finishes it off to perfection! So glad you found the time to play!!

Sandra said...

This birdcage is so darling, Terry! Love this tag! So pretty! Hugs, Sandra

Kathy Bradley said...

What a gorgeous tag - and I love, love the colors and pretty bird cage!

Meggymay said...

Beautiful tag Terry, love the colours and the super cage.
Yvonne xx

Redanne said...

The birdcage is gorgeous on your beautiful tag Terry and I love how you added the bird charm on top. Just gorgeous! Hugs, Anne xx

mamablitger said...

Fabulous work. Love your background and the texture combined with those fab colors. Gosh... Really amazing result.
Can I ask if you will tell the brand of the die for the birdcage ? Please ? Love that cage as well.
Thank you for sharing your lovely work. Really inspiring.
Hugs from Monica..... Spain

Buttons said...

Beautifully textured background, just perfect for that cage and bird in flight Terry. Jenny x

Karin said...

Beautiful tag!
Groetjes Karin

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous tag Terry, just a perfect background for that gorgeous birdcage die. Jennie x

Nikki Acton said...

An amazing vintage feel to this wonderful tag Terry xx

Beth said...

GF love your background colors on this tag... it is an all around beauty with the roses, bird cage, and bird....gorgeous piece

Julia Aston said...

A lovely design on this Terry! what a beautiful background for that ornate bird cage!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a fabulous tag.

Jools Robertson said...

Love the background colours and the subtle crackle effect is lovely
Beautiful birdcage and embellishments

Jools x

Juliz Design Post said...

Great background Terry and you metal bird gives an elegant feel to your tag.
Julie x

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